Devicescape, the leader in WiFi offload services, today announced that republic wireless, a division of Bandwidth.com, Inc., has selected the company to help deliver its disruptive new wireless service. Unlike traditional wireless operators who primarily use cellular networks for talk, text, and data, republic wireless phones utilize Hybrid Calling technology to leverage WiFi as the primary network with cellular as a backup only when needed. This inversion of the status quo supports the company’s subscriber business model of $19 per month for unlimited voice, text and data.
Achieving high WiFi utilization is essential to this strategy, so republic wireless will leverage Devicescape’s Offload Service including its 8 million strong Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of WiFi hotspots. The high density of the CVN combined with automated discovery leads to high rates of WiFi usage and improved economics for republic wireless.
“The beauty of WiFi lies in its economics and ubiquitous availability for subscribers,” said Brian Dally, SVP & GM of republic wireless. “With the inexorable growth of public WiFi, it’s easier than ever to be a WiFi person. Devicescape’s CVN of millions of high-quality hotspots is key to broadening the market for dramatically more affordable and fair smartphone plans for millions more people.”
“republic wireless represents a bold paradigm shift in the way carriers deliver and price smartphone plans,” said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. “We’re extremely pleased that our offload service can help them achieve their business goals through driving down the underlying access costs.”
Devicescape provides WiFi offload solutions for many mobile operators and device manufacturers around the globe. The economics of data over cellular is a growing issue within carrier organizations, particularly as consumption continues to skyrocket in the face of flattening revenues. Devicescape can help alleviate this issue when their Offload Service is integrated into an operator’s overall service strategy, reducing expenses and improving subscriber services.
About republic wirelessHeadquartered in Cary, North Carolina, republic wireless is an innovative new carrier spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to our members. Leveraging the power of the Internet and an engaged community of users, republic wireless offers unlimited voice, text, and data service for only $19 per month, with no contract.
republic wireless is a division of Bandwidth.com, whose network and solutions also power other innovative communication services such as Google, Pinger, Skype, Groupme, RingCentral, Phonebooth, and many others.
About DevicescapeDevicescape, The WiFi Offload Company?, connects more devices to more WiFi hotspots than any other offload service because Devicescape manages the largest virtual network of hotspots worldwide. Devicescape, which serves mobile operators with advanced WiFi solutions, is headquartered in California, privately held by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, JAFCO Ventures, and Enterprise Partners. Online at www.devicescape.com.
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